Is There a Problem With My AC’s Condenser Coils?

Is There a Problem With My AC's Condenser Coils

All of the parts in your air conditioning system work harmoniously with the condenser coils in order to cool your home. While these coils may seem small and insignificant, they play a big role! The condenser coils’ job is to remove the heat from your home, so if your coils are having issues, you’re going to be left sweating. Here are some of the most common issues with condenser coils and how you can fix them:

What Do the Condenser Coils Do?

If your home is feeling comfy and cool, you can thank the condenser coils for that! Condenser coils work by removing hot air, rather than creating cool air. The condenser works in conjunction with the compressor, which moves hot refrigerant vapor to the condenser. As the hot refrigerant vapor moves throughout the device and through the condenser coils, it’s cooled by the refrigerant and changes its state from vapor to liquid before moving to the expansion valve.

Common Condenser Coil Calamities

Things can go wrong with each part of your air conditioning system, condenser coils included. While there are numerous things that could cause your condenser coils to falter, here are the most common issues:

  • The coils are dirty. In order for condenser coils to keep removing hot air, the coils have to remain cold. However, overtime the coils are subjected to bacteria, pollutants, airborne contaminants and the like. When the coils are exposed to these things, they can become slimy. Slime in the coils makes it hard for them to absorb the heat, which means your home isn’t going to feel its best. Luckily, cleaning the coils is easy and can be done with a nylon brush, cleaning solution and a hose.
  • There’s a leak.  The condenser coils are part of the large outside unit of your air conditioning system. Because the system is located outside, it’s subjected to the outside elements as well. Things like tree branches, leaves, bushes, and any other organic debris can all compromise the unit and can lead to a leak in the condenser. Because leaks can be a sign of a bigger issue within your AC, you may want to call a professional to diagnose the problem.

If your air conditioning system isn’t cooling your home effectively, there may be a problem with the condenser coils. If you can’t diagnose and repair the issue yourself, then give the skilled technicians at Climate Design a call. One of our trained technicians will quickly and easily diagnose and repair and issue your AC may be experiencing. Need to Schedule an Appointment with Climate Design? Click here.